81 Free Apps That Don’t Suck

Communication

Fring

(Android, iPhone)

Android phone owners with front-facing cameras will love this app, which lets you make face-to-face video calls over Wi-Fi or 3G. But Fring does much more, letting you text chat via AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN Messenger, and Twitter. You can also make free voice calls to other Fring users.

www.fring.com

Google Voice

(Android, iPhone, BlackBerry)

Google Voice rings all of your phones at once (home, work, mobile) using a single number so you never miss a call. The service also transcribes voicemails and lets you listen in on messages as they’re being left. Add in the ability to screen or block callers and forward text messages to e-mail, and you have a killer app.

www.google.com

IM+ Lite

(Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, webOS, Symbian, Windows Phone)

Sure, it’s a little heavy on the ads, but this all-in-one messaging client makes up for it by supporting virtually every service under the sun. IM+ Lite hooks into AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Twitter, and Yahoo. Plus, the Android and iPhone versions let you send photos and videos for free.

www.shapeservices.com

Qik

(Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone)

Share life’s interesting moments instantly, right from your smart phone. Qik lets you stream live to the web or post clips to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Choose to share your location or keep your videos completely private. Two-way video chat is available on the HTC Evo 4G and Samsung Epic 4G, and is moving to other Android phones soon.

www.qik.com

Free Apps That Don’t Suck

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  1. Matthew Says:

    Communication, try Tango. It’s free and works between Android and iPhone.

  2. Stefan Says:

    And what about feed readers (RSS)?

    Is there anything for the android platform that matches akregator in terms of functionality?

  3. K. T. Bradford Says:

    I use NewsRob on Android for RSS feeds. It syncs with Google Reader, so I can manage subscriptions from my computer and the changes go to my phone.

  4. Jesika Says:

    WTF its only three apps? why does it say 81 if its only three?

  5. K. T. Bradford Says:

    Look at the bottom of the post, the other app categories are listed there. We thought 81 apps all on one page would be a bit much.

  6. Cj Says:

    Hey every1 try the app called (Line2), for a communication app you’ll love it!!!!!!!!

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